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Four Ministers in Four Days

Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Architecture matters to society – and this was very evident in the RIAI headquarters where over the past few days four Government Ministers visited to award prizes, launch publications and announce major competitions and investment in educational infrastructure. On Thursday morning, 15 December, Phil Hogan, TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, presented Irish architect Caroline O’Donnell with her prize for the Europan11 competition. Later that day, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, praised the achievements of Irish architects, while officially launching the RIAI’s new Annual Review, Irish Architecture, Vol.2 (2011/12). Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn TD and Brian Hayes, TD, Minister of State for the OPWhad asked the RIAI to announce double good news on Monday 19 December. The Ministers launched a major new competition for a post primary school for Tallaght and announced €430m of funding allocated in 2012 for 56 schools to provide over 15,500 primary and 7,700 second-level places. The RIAI has been delighted to work will all four Government departments in delivering these projects.

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